Peeling Off Slimy Biofilms Like Old Stickers

December 13, 2018
Hertz Staff

Slimy, hard-to-clean bacterial mats called biofilms cause problems ranging from medical infections to clogged drains and fouled industrial equipment. Researchers, including Hertz Fellow and Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences Ned Wingreen, have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off these notorious sludges. Their paper was  published Oct. 8 in Advanced Materials.